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Acid base

Edited by Dr John Kellum

This series of articles in Critical Care has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with final decisions made by the Editor in Chief. The Series Editor and Editor in Chief declare no competing interests.

  1. Review

    Unmeasured anions in metabolic acidosis: unravelling the mystery

    In the critically ill, metabolic acidosis is a common observation and, in clinical practice, the cause of this derangement is often multi-factorial. Various measures are often employed to try and characterise ...

    Lui G Forni, William McKinnon and Philip J Hilton

    Critical Care 2006 10:220

    Published on: 12 July 2006

  2. Review

    Clinical review: Renal tubular acidosis – a physicochemical approach

    The Canadian physiologist PA Stewart advanced the theory that the proton concentration, and hence pH, in any compartment is dependent on the charges of fully ionized and partly ionized species, and on the prev...

    Troels Ring, Sebastian Frische and Søren Nielsen

    Critical Care 2005 9:573

    Published on: 25 August 2005

  3. Review

    Clinical review: Reunification of acid–base physiology

    Recent advances in acid–base physiology and in the epidemiology of acid–base disorders have refined our understanding of the basic control mechanisms that determine blood pH in health and disease. These refine...

    John A Kellum

    Critical Care 2005 9:500

    Published on: 5 August 2005